Bertie (Silurian of the United States)

Also known as Bertie Fm., Erie Co.

Where: Erie County, New York (42.9° N, 78.8° W: paleocoordinates 30.4° S, 40.7° W)

• coordinate based on political unit

• local area-level geographic resolution

When: Fiddlers Green Formation (Bertie Group), Pridoli (423.0 - 419.2 Ma)

• PJW: Was "Bertie Formation." This is certainly Fiddlers Green Formation, but I am not sure which member.

• formation-level stratigraphic resolution

Environment/lithology: peritidal; dolomite

• "dolo and dolomitic ls. laminated, some salt hoppers. peritidal BA1"

Size class: macrofossils

Primary reference: H. L. Alling and L. I. Briggs. 1961. Stratigraphy of Upper Silurian Cayugan Evaporites. AAPG Bulletin 45(4):515-547 [M. Uhen/J. Ju]more details

Purpose of describing collection: taxonomic analysis

PaleoDB collection 491: authorized by Jack Sepkoski, entered by Mike Sommers on 17.12.1998, edited by Pete Wagner

Creative Commons license: CC BY (attribution)

Taxonomic list

• "E.J. Buehler and I.H. Tesmer, 1963. Geology of Erie Co. NY. Buffalo Soc. of Nat. Sci. Bull. 21(3). 118p. Alling and Briggs, 1961"
Morania
  -
? Morania bertiensis
Note: this is the algae, not the gastropod
unclassified
  -
Malacostraca
 Archaeostraca -
Ostracoda
 Palaeocopida - Beyrichiidae
 Platycopida - Kloedenellidae
 Leperditicopida - Leperditiidae
Xiphosura
 Xiphosurida -
Arachnida
 Scorpiones - Proscorpiidae
Proscorpius osborni Whitfield 1885 scorpion
Xiphosura
 Xiphosurida -
Buffalopterus sp. eurypterid
? Brachyopterus testudineus eurypterid
originally entered as "Brachiopterus sp."
 Xiphosurida - Dolichopteridae
Dolichopterus herkimerensis Caster and Kjellesvig-Waering 1956 eurypterid
2 species
Dolichopterus jewetti Caster and Kjellesvig-Waering 1956 eurypterid
 Xiphosurida -
Erettopterus sp. eurypterid
originally entered as "Ereltopterus sp."
 Xiphosurida - Carcinosomatidae
 Xiphosurida - Eurypteridae
Eurypterus remipes DeKay 1825 eurypterid
Eurypterus remipes lacustris, Eurypterus remipes remipes
 Xiphosurida - Pterygotidae
Pterygotus cummingsi eurypterid
2 species
Pterygotus grandis eurypterid
Pterygotus juvenis eurypterid
Strophomenata
 Orthotetida - Schuchertellidae
Schuchertella sp. Girty 1904
Rhynchonellata
 Athyridida - Meristellidae
 Spiriferida - Delthyrididae
 Spiriferida - Reticulariidae
 Rhynchonellida - Camarotoechiidae
Lingulata
 Lingulida - Disciniidae
 Lingulida - Lingulidae
Polychaeta
 Sabellida - Serpulidae
Spirorbis sp. Daudin 1800
 Serpulimorpha -
Machaeridia
 Lepidocoleomorpha -
Bivalvia
 Cyrtodontida - Antipleuridae
 Modiomorphida - Modiomorphidae
Goniophora sp. Phillips 1848 clam
 Pholadomyida - Pholadomyidae
Rhytimya sp. Ulrich 1893 clam
 Protobranchia -
"Cleidophorus salinensis" = Nuculites
"Cleidophorus salinensis" = Nuculites clam
Gastropoda
 Euomphalina - Platyceratidae
"Diaphorostoma sp." = Platyceras (Platyostoma)
"Diaphorostoma sp." = Platyceras (Platyostoma) Conrad 1842 snail
 Murchisoniina - Murchisoniidae
"Hormotoma gregaria" = Mesocoelia gregaria
"Hormotoma gregaria" = Mesocoelia gregaria Ruedemann 1916 snail
 Murchisoniina - Loxonematidae
"Loxonema bertiensis" = Loxonema bertiense
"Loxonema bertiensis" = Loxonema bertiense Ruedemann 1925 snail
Cephalopoda
 Orthocerida - Dawsonoceratidae
 Orthocerida - Orthoceratidae
Orthoceras sp. Breynius 1832
 Discosorida - Phragmoceratidae
 Nautilida - Rutoceratidae
 Oncocerida - Brevicoceratidae
 Oncocerida -
Stenolaemata
 Cyclostomata - Hederellidae
Hederella cf. canadensis Nicholson 1887
was Hedellara sp.
 Cyclostomata -
 Trepostomata - Heterotrypidae
Stigmatella sp. Ulrich and Bassler 1906
Graptolithina
 Diplograptoidea - Diplograptidae
Orthograptus sp. Lapworth 1873 diplograptoid
  -
Ascograptus sp. graptolite
 Bireclinata -
Climacograptus ultimus climacograptid
 Dendroidea -
Palaeodictyota buffaloensis graptolite
originally entered as "Paleodictyota sp."
Edrioasteroidea
  - Pyrgocystidae
Pyrgocystis batheri
originally entered as "Pyrgocystites sp."
Hydrozoa
 Hydroida -
Scyphozoa
  -
Anthozoa
 Auloporida - Aulocystidae
Aulocystis sp. Schl├╝ter 1885 tabulate coral
 Auloporida - Auloporidae
? Ceratopora sp. Grabau 1899 tabulate coral
originally entered as "Ceratopora sp."
Stromatoporoidea
 Stromatoporida - Stromatoporidae
Dasycladophyceae
 Dasycladales - Seletonellaceae